Looking at all the photos, the presentations, the behavior, and the turn of events(180) – you have to take a step back. regardless of PR and production, and higher ups that may be pushing this for whatever reason (if you believe that) and even if you don’t, Johnny Depp appears to have done a 180. From family man to ….wtf?
I wonder as many others do, did he really 180?
In myself I believe this has always been a part of Depp’s behavior. Only he was more subdued, out of the cameras more, and had even more privacy when he was with Vanessa Paradis, but I believe Johnny has for many years, dealt with the demon of alcohol, and looking at what evidence we see in front of us (actions speak louder than words) he might perhaps be battling other demons. Not just the demon of chupacabra or heavy thumbs upon him.
He has gotten rid of no men and kept or replaced them for yes men. I am not going to get too deep into this, else this post will turn into a novel, but at the very least there is something hidden here. Something that after years is surfacing because his true issues, can no longer be hidden. Partly because he may have gotten tired hiding them, partly because there isn’t anyone around him to “help hide” it any longer. It’s Depp’s way or the highway.
I do believe the speeding car to the end of the road was symbolic in The Rum Diary.
There have been many celebrities and every day individuals that battle the same. The only thing they have in common is that it never ends well.